Demountable Campers

This story happened on: 29/03/2012

Hi all.

I was wondering if we are the only owners of a demountable camper in the Caravan Club?  :-)

We think they are the bee's knees and tick all of our boxes, no towing, transport for site seeing, and it carries all the mod cons including a fixed double bed. But we have yet to meet anyone else who has one. So basically we have had to be self sufficient as regards discovering the best way to mount it on the truck, auxilliary suspension etc, etc. There is also scant mention of this mode of camping on the club site. Booking forms ask if you have a caravan, motor home or RV, no mention of our wonderful demountable at all. 

So if any of you out there has one of these we would love to here from you.

Paulcurlytops commented on 16/06/2012 22:01

Commented on 16/06/2012 22:01

Hi there,

I've just seen your post about demountables. Guess what we've got one too! Ours is a Suntrekker made in the 70's but restored  and reborn and now hitching a ride on a nice Mitsubishi L200. We are a very select bunch eh! There are thousands of demountables in the States and Canada but not many over here it seems so I'm in the process of starting a demountable camper website just out of interest to see how many of us demountable owners are around in the UK. Let me know if you see this post and we can have a natter. We do see them very occasionally on Britains' roads and needless to say enthusiastic waves are always in abundance. We are in North Devon in case you're wondering. how about you? hope to hear back from you. all the best fellow snails

Paulcurlytops commented on 30/06/2012 06:23

Commented on 30/06/2012 06:23

Hi there, I wrote a couple of weeks back. I've got the website up and running now. Its free to join and is not for any commercial gain. Just a place for the snails to gather. hope you take a look. The address is

Theres a forum and a few other links at the moment so it's early days but feel free to join. Big trees from little acorns grow etc. Hope to hear from you. PS we are in North Devon

weekend warriors commented on 06/08/2012 15:46

Commented on 06/08/2012 15:46


We purchased one back in April. Having a great time - loving the freedom. Would like to join the team and swop stories/ info. Will follow up Paulcurlytops address.

Hope to meet up.

Bobby and Monica

fromonthehill commented on 25/06/2015 12:14

Commented on 25/06/2015 12:14

Hi, We have a Northstar Demountable and are members of the club. We have had it since 2008, on a Hi -Lux double cab. We wanted a camper with 4x4 capabilities. The big bonus was the truck can have another life when not carrying the camper (AKA Bryan). The combined total cost was less than a good van conversion which was our alternative. It has been to all corners of the UK and most of the Scottish Islands. It raises an interest on every trip. Most wardens tell us they see about one per season.

 It beats having to put a caravan bed up each night or sleeping on the ground  and it provides your own grandstand view from the top of the ladder!

Jrob63 commented on 17/07/2016 10:27

Commented on 17/07/2016 10:27

Hi, we've just bought a demountable camper. All we know is that the camper is a Ranger sitting on top of a Nissan Navara. We obviously have a great deal to learn but are looking forward to our first trip v soon!

we have "up sized" from a tent and are thrilled to have our own loo. No more trips across muddy fields at 3 in the morning.

it would be great to contact others with this sort of outfit. 

Jane & Simon

North Yorkshire

Laugesen commented on 25/10/2018 19:31

Commented on 25/10/2018 19:31

Hello all "Demountable Camper" owners...….

What's not to love about these Campers?

We have had ours for two years now and toured eight different countries. Only in France, Germany and Sweden have we seen other Demountable Campers.....

So how about we try and meet up somewhere in the UK?

My wife and live in the Peak District and we would be up for meeting with like minded camper owners. I'm sure we could swop some helpful tips and steal a few ideas on how to improve our unique campers :-)

Keep smiling Paul and Debbie...….